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Latest: Ipswich man among three charged with kidnap, blackmail and false imprisonment after secret Met Police raid

PUBLISHED: 15:24 18 June 2014 | UPDATED: 15:24 18 June 2014

Kidnap units from the Metropolitan Police were in St George's Street, Ipswich, on Sunday evening

Kidnap units from the Metropolitan Police were in St George's Street, Ipswich, on Sunday evening

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A man from Ipswich was one of three arrested in an evening raid by the Metropolitan Police’s Kidnap Unit in the town on Sunday.

And the force has confirmed a person “is now safe” as a result of the secret operation.

At around 7pm officers from the specialist unit closed off St George’s Street and entered a house to the shock of people living nearby.

The team, armed with guns and carrying shields, was there for around an hour but since then few details have emerged about what was going on.

It was revealed on Tuesday that three men were arrested during the raid and yesterday a spokesman for the Met said the trio had all appeared at Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court that day.

Razak Akander, aged 20 from Ipswich, and 22-year-old Kavin Gatore and 20-year-old Tyrone Kane, both from Clerkenwell, were charged on June 16 with false imprisonment, kidnap and blackmail.

They have all been remanded in custody to appear at Isleworth Crown Court on July 1.

Due to the sensitive nature of the operation, which is still ongoing, the Met were unable to release any details about the person rescued during the raid.

A formation of Lynx helicopters made a stop at Wattisham Flying Station today to mark the end of the aircraft’s distinguished 40-year career with the British Army.

A former head teacher from Saffron Walden who was found with “horrific” child abuse images has avoided jail.

A man from Bedfordshire has been arrested in connection with a ram-raid in Long Melford.

A man and a teenager from Stowmarket have been charged with robbery along with a series of other offences.

More than four thousand people have signed a petition launched by a concerned Mum, urging the county council to scrap a controversial consultation into cutting free school transport.

Ipswich Town Hall is preparing for its 150th birthday with a major celebration at the end of the month.

A 26-year-old man who was wanted on recall for prison after breaching the terms of his licence has been found.

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